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How I Responded to Public Racial Mockery

A while back, I was in a situation where I was mocked publicly in front of 300-plus young leaders. There were racial overtones.
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The Archbishop and the President's Common Problem

The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. --William Butler Yeats, from "The Second Coming"
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Jail Journal: The Boomerangs of Biblical Wrath

The following is part of the author´s "jail journal," written in early 2004 while he was serving a 90-day sentence in Georgia for having "crossed the line" at Ft.
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Huckabee Got it Right

Mike Huckabee is done as a presidential contender. That's the word on the street.
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Fired Up About Financial Reform

I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore
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Climate Justice Clips: The Real Conspiracy at Copenhagen


This is analogous to the indulgences that the Catholic Church sold in the middle ages. The bishops collected lots of money and the sinners got redemption. Both parties liked that arrangement despite its absurdity. That is exactly what's happening...

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Advent: Hope for Immigrants Too

Last year at Christmastime one of my neighbors was deported. The next day his mother showed up to volunteer as a gift wrapper at our annual community Christmas Store.
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The Murphy Report on Clergy Sexual Abuse: Why We All Need Accountability

The day the Murphy Report on clergy sexual abuse of children in Dublin, Ireland was recently released found me
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